Just want to get a little feedback on an SCP idea before I post it, I haven't found anything similar yet on the site, but the veterans may be more aware of any similar objects that I haven't found yet. SCP
I'm new to the site, but if you're looking for two cents, here's mine.
I both like it and hate it.
Firstly, go over the text once more and tighten up some of the sentences. You have a couple of instances where you give unneeded info or commentary.
Secondly, the idea of an item that could be crucial to the very existence of the foundation is a little…self egrandizing. I always get the impression that whenever someone makes an item and says that it's the Foundation's go to item for X reason is tasteless. I don't think it'll be welcomed with warm arms for this reason.
BUT, I do like the idea of dirty secrets getting aired. Especially in such a cold and steril manner as a plain manilla envelope.
Perhaps the item starts off by revealing truths, but starts inserting falsehoods into the mix (ie: Proof that someone cheated in their taxes and visited a prostitute and 'proof' that they embezelled millions or murdered a homeless man.) Whatever you do, you need a little something to give the item it's own identity and make sure it's not OP.
Thanks for the feedback…
I am definitely going go over the whole thing again to fix some of the issues with it. It's just a rough draft that i wanted to get down and get ideas on before I put too much work into it.
I wasn't trying to make it seem like it was crucial… i was trying to make it seem like a tool, just like amnesiacs or some of the other more helpful SCP's, that the Foundation used to help protect its mission and goals. But again, this may have to be something I make clearer when I edit it a little more.
The idea of inserting falsehoods after continued use by someone is actually a pretty good idea. If I added this in, it would also encourage the use of Class-D's to handle the SCP as well, rather than high-level staff being able to use the SCP as much as they wanted, without any negative consequences.
Aside from the fact that you're not using the standard image block as outlined in the How to Write an SCP guide, you have gratuitous links to existing, more popular SCPs and you've described a perfect magic item. This is completely unacceptable and would get mercilessly panned.